Rainbow Six Siege is introducing Year 6 Season 2, North Star! When some of our beloved Operators end up in a difficult situation, only the best of the best can come to the rescue. Introducing Thunderbird, a free-spirited pilot from the Nakoda Territories in Saskatchewan, Canada. Possessing a quiet strength, she uses the Kóna Healing Station to help the fallen on the battlefield.
This season, players can expect balancing changes to Melusi, Smoke, Mira, and Nøkk, a redesign of the scoreboard, and much more. New after-death gameplay will also be featured on the Test Server. Read the Patch Notes below for more information.
You wouldn’t think such a calm individual on the ground was wildfire in the sky, but sometimes risks are necessary to save lives. Specialist Mina “Thunderbird” Sky’s quiet strength does nothing to hide her passion and dedication to her community.
“Able to administer emergency aid unsupervised the Kóna Healing Station, like Thunderbird, is a friend to anyone on the field.”
When deployed on the ground, the Kóna Station acts as a point of safety for injured and downed Operators. All they have to do is approach the device, and the Kóna Station automatically boosts the Operator's HP or offers a revive.
Favela was originally made to provide players with a brand new destruction experience and was never intended for competitive play. While the destructible exterior walls on Favela map have allowed for interesting strategies, they never provided players with perfectly balanced gameplay. Attackers had plenty of entry points to breach, making it difficult for Defenders to guard their objectives.
The goal of this rework was to make gameplay on Favela map more balanced and competitive, while still retaining its element of fun.
The two main entryways on Favela's roof have been preserved. They were previously named 3F Main Stairs, 3F Back Stairs, and 3F Packaging and are now named 3F Red Stairs, 3F Trash Chute, and 3F Electrical. The map's small size, irregular exterior, and verticality also remain. The rest of the map, including the overall structure of the main building, has been completely remade, so players will get to experience a virtually new location that retains the same theme as the original Favela.
NØKK CHANGES – TEST SERVER ONLY
GAMEPLAY AFTER DEATH – TEST SERVER ONLY
Operator armor will be converted to health (HP) on the Test Server. This means that 3-Armor Operators will have 125 HP, 2-Armor Operators will have 110 HP, and 1-Armor Operators will have 100 HP. This feature is being released on the Test Server so that TS players can try it out and the team can have additional time to finetune it.
The scoreboard has been redesigned to provide players with more game context during matches. The new scoreboard displays the stages of each match and outcomes of each round as they occur, and Banned Operators are listed for Ranked and Unranked matches.
The line of sight through bullet holes in soft surfaces has been blocked. This prevents unfair gameplay scenarios and encourages players to use a variety of strategies to eliminate opponents.
Note: Bullet holes in thin materials like window glass, barricades, and the inner cores of props are not affected by this change.
This season will see a price adjustment for 6 Operators. Ace and Melusi price will go down to 20,000 Renown or 480 R6 Credits, followed by Nokk and Warden whose price will go down to 15,000 Renown or 360 R6 Credits. Last but not least, Alibi and Maestro are now down to 10,000 Renown or 240 R6 Credits.
North Star's seasonal weapon skin is all about courage and hospitality. With the Medicant bundle, you will be a fierce aid to anyone in need. The weapon skin will be released at season launch and is available for purchase throughout the season. Once unlocked, it remains in your inventory indefinitely and can be applied to all available weapons.